Beginner underbust corset pattern LOLITA
Beginner underbust corset patterns LOLITA is a completely free digital pattern for you to play with and explore corsetmaking!
LOLITA has 6 pattern pieces per side and an optional back modesty panel.
UPDATE (24.09.2020.) : I have remastered LOLITA pattern to a better improved version 2! She is now much smoother and easier to sew together. Hope you will enjoy the new Modern Gentle Hourglass Underbust Corset LOLITA!
Pattern Difficulty : Beginner ●●○○○○
Lolita has been made with a modest waist reduction of 5cm or 2 and it has a 5cm or 2″ lacing gap included.
! Pattern has been updated to include a pattern envelope containing measuring instructions, new size charts as well as easy printing instructions.
You can make as many corsets as you like by using this pattern, and sell them, if you wish to do so.
Measurements and sizes:
Pattern is originally drafted using Metric values!
Imperial values have been converted and rounded up, making the values in Inches approximations.
Measurement shown in the size charts are values for the finished corset not body measurements!
All circumference heights are clearly marked on all pattern pieces making it easier for you to adjust.
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There are no seam allowances added nor does the pattern include any sewing instructions (That might change in the future.).
Beginner underbust corset pattern LOLITA is made to be boned on seams while the blue dashed lines in the middle of pattern pieces are approximate placements for optional ADDITIONAL boning channels.
I would highly recommend adding those extra bones (and more if needed) for larger sizes for a more even distribution on force all over the corset but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
As always, it is highly recommended to make a sloper, mock up or a toile before using “good” fabric.
Good mock up fabrics include upholstery calico, upholstery twill, tarp, artisan canvas, ticking and coutil.
If steel boning or specialized corset plastic boning isn’t an option, heavy duty zip ties are a great substitute. Read more about different corset parts and how they work in my Corset Parts 101!
For easier use, as well as re-usability, back lacing strips can be made and sewn on to corset mock ups. It creates a very sturdy back lacing while saving grommets. To make your own, check out my tutorial!
A reusable front closure strip can be made in a similar manner, be it for busk, zipper, swing hook or lacing closure.
I wish you the best of luck in tackling this underbust corset project!
How was the sample for Underbust Modern Gentle Corset Pattern LOLITA made?
Front busk is standard flexible narrow width in silver. You need a tool called an awl to successfully insert the know side into fabric.
Busk is stiffened with one additional spring steel bone, per side.
Rest of boning is 5 mm wide spiral steel, except for the 4 bones hugging the row of silver two part grommets/eyelets with washer, which are 5mm wide spring steel.
Edges are bound with black 100% cotton twill tape folded in half. Tape is completely machine stitched on with the help of a zipper foot.
Modesty panel is suspendable and is made the same way as the corset.
Both edges are decorated with black mesh embroidered polyester mesh. Raw edge of lace was sewn on to corset by machine, under twill tape. The fancy side was hand sewn secure on to corset, carefully hiding the stitches into the motif of embroidery.
Many different types of corset construction can be applied to Underbust Corset Pattern LOLITA, it is purely a question of preference!
Here are a few different methods to check out :
- SINGLE LAYER WITH DOUBLE EXTERNAL BONING CHANNELS
- FABRIC DOUBLE LAYERS WELT SEAM CONSTRUCTION
- LATEX DOUBLE LAYER SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION
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